Definitions for "Compensate"
To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
Keywords:  somebody, something, return, doing, way
do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
To do something another way. (TG)
adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"